with his Top Gun winning F-86 Sabre. The Sabre
won 1st place in Designer Scale and overall Mr. Top Gun awards
at the 2006 event.
Established in 1981, BVM has emerged as a world leader in the
design, development and manufacture of radio controlled jet
model airplanes. Founder and president, Bob Violett, a former
U.S. Navy Jet Carrier pilot, commercial airline pilot and
45-year veteran of radio controlled flying, has drawn on this
knowledge and experience to develop the unparalleled BVM jet
kits and accessory product lines.
A trademark of a BVM kit is the extensive assembly and
operations instruction package. Detailed text and photos take the guesswork out of the
construction, equipment installation and operation.
BVM manufactures fifteen different jets in the U.S.A. for turbine and Electric VioFan power.
Additionally, BVM is the primary distributor for Skymaster/Xtreme
jet products that have earned a great reputation for quality.
To power all of these jets, BVM offers six different power
ranges of turbine engines
and 2 power choices for the EVF. Our knowledgeable
staff of jet builders and pilots can help you decide which
engine and accessories are best for your BVM model.
BVM Jets are uniquely designed to ensure your success. Kits are
produced using state-of-the-art technology and materials. These
strong, lightweight airframes are capable of achieving the
maximum performance for each model’s classification, be it sport
or scale. Kevlar, carbon fiber, end-grain balsa laminates, woven
carbon cloth and other composite materials are carefully chosen
and integrated into the design.
Additionally, all hardware needed to complete your jet is
provided. In many cases these critical parts are of BVM design
and manufacture because we know that jets require the strongest
linkages, hinges, latches, landing gear mounts, etc. When you
compare completeness, quality and performance, you’ll discover
that the BVM sponsored products are truly outstanding values.
Most importantly, when you are a BVM customer, you will get the
help you need to be successful.
License for Patent #5,601,159
Be advised that the BVM "O" Ring
Brake Patent # 5,601,159 is effective until 15 July 2014.
Licenses to legally utilize this patent are available from Bob
change in patent laws (circa 1995) states that the duration of a
U.S. Patent shall be: 20 years from date of filing, or 17
years from date of issue, whichever is the longest period of
Notice of US patent #5,601,159
“O” Ring Brake System
US Patent 5,601,159
NOTICE: The production and/or
sale of model wheel brakes that utilize this
“O” ring brake
system is strictly forbidden unless there is a licensed
agreement with patent owner Bob Violett.
Notice of US Patent
The BVM Electric VioFan
design features are
protected by U.S. Patent# 8,026,644
VioFan (EVF) is further protected with
U.S. Patent# 8,310,117 B2
Notice of Design Ownership
Bandit™ Ultra Bandit™
Electra Jet™ eBanditTM
The sport jet
designs known as the BobCat, KingCat, Bandit, Ultra Bandit and
The Electra Jet are the sole property of Bob Violett/BVM Inc.
located in Winter Springs, FL U.S.A.
Bob Violett, the designer, claims all rights,
trademarks, copyrights and intellectual property rights relative
to the above listed sport jets.
Production and/or sales of a copy or close
resemblance of these models is strictly forbidden without a
written authorization from Bob Violett.
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Use of graphics or photos without written permission from